I actually do love running in the winter once I get all bundled up and out in it.[/caption]
I'm sorry but I still hate winter. It is just such a pain in the glutes. It requires a level of preparedness that I do not care for and it's just so darn cold. Now lets say that my life was all about me and doing everything on my time. In this scenario I think I would have a much better appreciation for winter. I wake up when I feel fully rested and drink coffee doing random activities in the house till the warmest part of the day and then head outside for my run. However like most people I pretty much have to follow the schedules given to me so 5:30 in the morning is just the worst and I don't get to coordinate my running schedule with the weather. A couple of years ago I wrote about things I hate. I think they all had to do with winter. It's a fact that winter is depressing.
Reasons I hate winter:
- I'm cold like all the time unless I'm exercising or at work(which is almost all of my waking hours but still)
-Laundry, I dislike washing clothes almost as much as I dislike washing dishes. In the summer shorts, sports bra and tank can carry you though your workouts and errands for the day. In the winter you need a gym outfit, a run outside outfit with layers, clothes for after each workout and full sweats when you get home. It's too much, if I work I have a solid 6 outfits in one day and that's just for myself.
-Static electricity, I use dryer sheets, I lotion up but it still happens and I dislike.
-Short days, It gets dark too early, I need more time to get my run in after work.
-The one nice Sunny day, it always happens when you have no free time to run outside.
-Not enough Sun, It's a proven fact that the short gloomy cold cloud covered days are depressing.
-It's dirty. Normally I'm all for dirty things but in the winter I'm constantly tracking in snow and mud covered shoes leaving the floor a mess. I like to mop the floor a solid never so being forced to clean up shoes tracks is a bummer.
-treadmills. Sure I can deal with treadmill runs and I even enjoy them sometimes but when you have to put all your weekly miles on it, ugh it gets old.
Good news: January is almost over and I hear there are warm temps this weekend. I'll be at work but still.